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Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

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I love fries. Who doesn’t? I found this recipe in an old Weight Watchers magazine.

1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 sweet potatoes (1 lb each)

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425. Line large rimmed baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.

Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick slices; cut each slice into 1/2 inch thick sticks (you should have 48 fries). Spread fries on prepared pan, making sure they do not touch or overlap. Spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with salt.

Bake 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven; spray fries with nonstick spray and sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture. Flip fries and spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Bake 10 minutes longer. Remove from ove, toss well and bake until brown and tender, about 5 more minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool several minutes before serving.

Serving size: 8 fries per person

144 calories, 8 g total fat, 9 g sat fat, 277 mg sodium, 34 g total carbs, 9 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein

Points Plus: 4


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I’m excited to be back on the Weight Watchers wagon! I fell off pretty hard over the summer. We weren’t having the program at work. I tried doing it on my own, but I really needed my cheerleaders. I have them.🙂 We had over 40 people sign up at work and am beyond happy that I have so many people working toward a common goal with me.

They’re such an eclectic group. I know we are going to do wonderfully. I am trying to keep us all motivated. I am the liaison between Weight Watchers and my workplace. I also send out emails to the group throughout the week just to keep them going. I am also running a facebook page for them.

I’m going to be busy but it is so positive! Wish us luck!


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What an incredible day! We didn’t do Weight Watchers at Work over the summer and boy can I tell! But the good news is we’re about to start back up! I am in charge of getting it going again. I was so thrilled today with all of the responses. Typically we maybe have 15 people sign up. Today we are up to 29 people ready for our Open House on 9/13/16. They’re so excited. It just made me feel so wonderful about this whole thing. It feels good to be part of something that is going to be beneficial to others.

Some people expressed concerns about whether they can afford to eat healthy. Yes! You can! So I am on a mission! I am back to blogging.I am back to finding HEALTHY and AFFORDABLE recipes that are Weight Watchers friendly and also TASTY! I feel revved up and ready to go!


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The year started out well but then things went terribly wrong. I no longer have a wonderful boyfriend. For a bit I was doing well to eat. Then I was eating terribly. I am back on track. It’s not easy. I’m still grieving the loss of the relationship and there are days I want to let Ben & Jerry’s soothe me. But I’m not doing it

I have lost 80 lbs at this point. I am very lucky that I have a really supportive workplace. That is helping. I am focusing on work and trying to just keep my life together. I have to start walking more. I want to get to my goal faster. I want to throw it in his face. Yes, I am losing weight for myself, but it doesn’t hurt that he already thought I was beautiful. Wait til I show how damn beautiful I can be. I’m ready to keep moving!

Watch out world! Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.


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This has been a happy year but a rough one physically. I haven’t necessarily been eating like I should. There were days I was doing well to eat and then other days I ate everything. I am back on the bandwagon, though. I am really looking forward to getting back to my weight loss goals, though. I have a really supportive group of friends and a wonderful boyfriend who supports it as well. I have to push myself personally, but I can do it. I WANT to do it. 2015 was amazing. I’m looking forward to 2016!


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Yesterday I bought a new pair of jeans. My “skinny” jeans were not so skinny anymore. They were actually quite baggy. So I went to the store and got the next size down and wasn’t sure about them. I asked the girl for help and she said, “Ummm….no. Those are too big.” So we got the next 2 sizes down. I tried the smallest size with fervent hopes that they would fit. No. Too tight but I could pull them up. But the other ones fit just right. They were actually 2 sizes smaller than the pants I walked in wearing. So I am happy with that. I have lost a total of 3 sizes in clothing now. I didn’t think I was ever going down in sizes. It felt good. The salesgirl was so sweet that she hugged me to celebrate with me.

This is the first time I have shopped in a real store since losing weight. I have just been going to Goodwill for things as I needed them. I am trying to not invest too much financially in clothing because it is so expensive. But when your pants are falling off your butt, it’s time to get some new ones!

I was so happy. They fit right and felt great. It just felt sooooo good to have something that fit well.🙂


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It amazes me how some days are so much better than others. I have days where I am not hungry at all really and then others where I could eat the whole house. Yesterday was a day I could eat the whole house. I was starving. I couldn’t stop. I was truly hungry. I knew if I didn’t eat that I wasn’t going to be satisfied. I didn’t eat healthy like I should. I have to do better. I went to bed full and woke up not feeling well. I have got to do better. I know I ate too much.

It is so frustrating. I feel like I self-sabotaged. But yet I truly was hungry. I guess I need to regroup and think about what I did in the beginning to keep good stuff in the house. It helped in moments like this.

I’m sure I am not the only one who has gone through this. It’s hard isn’t it?